Soccer Welcomes Oklahoma In Regular-Season Finale
Oct. 26, 2011
LAWRENCE, Kan. – In its last test of the regular season, the University of Kansas soccer team will host Oklahoma on Friday, Oct. 28 in a 3 p.m. match. Kansas is already guaranteed a spot in the Big 12 Soccer Championship next week in San Antonio, Texas, but will be jockeying for a higher seed in its game versus the Sooners. A free, live radio broadcast of Friday’s contest will be available at www.KUAthletics.com/AllAccess with Kyle West and Weston Pletcher calling the action.
Friday’s contest will mark the final home game for KU seniors Kelsey Clifton, Kortney Clifton and Jordyn Perdue. The trio will be honored on the field after the game.
About the Jayhawks
Coming off a dominating 6-1 victory at Iowa State Sunday, Kansas is 11-7 overall (3-4 Big 12) heading into its regular-season finale versus Oklahoma. Six different Jayhawks collected goals against the Cyclones, a program record, to show off a balanced offense that has guided KU all season. Kansas boasts seven players with multiple goals in 2011 and nine Jayhawks with at least one score. Freshman Ingrid Vidal owns a team-high 11 goals and has 27 points along with junior Whitney Berry. Berry leads the team with 13 assists, which is a program single-season record, and has six points in the last three games.
Redshirt freshman Kaitlyn Stroud (8-3) has started the last five games in goal for the Jayhawks and 10 overall this season. Her 1.62 goals against average leads the team, as does her .747 save percentage.
Oklahoma has dropped its last three contests and eight of its last nine to enter Friday’s match with a 6-12 overall mark, including a 1-6 record in Big 12 games. Junior Caitlin Mooney and sophomore Amy Petrikin lead the Sooners with five goals apiece. Mooney also owns a team-high five assists for a team-best 15 points.
Kelsey Devonshire plays the majority of time between the posts and owns a 4-12 record and 2.02 GAA.
Jayhawks in Top 30 RPI
In the latest RPI standings, released Oct. 26 by the NCAA, Kansas held steady coming in at No. 29 for the second-straight week. KU is one of four Big 12 schools in the top 30 along with No. 3 Oklahoma State (9), Baylor (13) and Texas A&M (17).
Kansas will take part in the Big 12 Championship next week, Nov. 2-6, in San Antonio, Texas. Depending on this weekend’s results, KU could enter the tournament seeded anywhere between No. 4-7. The first game of the championship is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 2. Game time will be determined by seed number.